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No sex class, please, we're over 60

Published 12/10/2011 | 10:52

A sex advice workshop for the over-60s, due to be held in Portsmouth, was cancelled after too little interest
A sex advice workshop for the over-60s, due to be held in Portsmouth, was cancelled after too little interest

A workshop for older people to learn about "sex in later years" has been cancelled due to lack of interest.

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The free session, called Generation Sex, was to be run by Portsmouth City Council to encourage older people to practise safer sex.

It was to be part of the council's 60+ festival, "aimed at exploring the realities of sex in the 21st century", because "sex over 60 can be largely seen as a taboo subject".

A spokesman said the event, which was due to take place at a library on Wednesday, would be "frank, fun and factual".

But it appears those over 60 did not agree.

A council spokesman said: "As part of Portsmouth City Council's annual over-60s festival, residents were invited to a discussion about sexual health in older people.

"The background was the risk of sexually-transmitted diseases in older people and the need to practise safer sex.

"It was decided to cancel the event because too few people booked places."

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